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Montello in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Unknown Soldiers

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2014
1. Unknown Soldiers Marker
Inscription.
Ten soldiers who died during the 1918 Influenza Epidemic are buried here, but their identities are a mystery. During and after World War I, troop trains regularly ran through Montello. Ill soldiers were unloaded and treated by a Southern Pacific Railroad doctor in a makeshift hospital at the town hotel. Crucial government documents identifying the men were destroyed by fire.

The graves were unmarked for years. Through the efforts of Mr. and Mrs William Kimber of Montello, and a Las Vegas service organization, The 40 & 8, the previously unmarked graves, although still without names, were marked in 1975.
 
Erected by Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 73.)
 
Location. 41° 15.723′ N, 114° 11.602′ W. Marker is in Montello, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker is on Nevada Route 233 near 4th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montello NV 89830, United States of America.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World I
 
Unknown Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2014
2. Unknown Soldiers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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